Lahaina, Hawaii Business Lawyers
Jim currently represents a wide range of both plaintiff and defendant clients in commercial and real estate litigation, consumer class actions, professional liability of attorneys, accountants and real estate brokers, medical malpractice, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and First Amendment and defamation issues.
In addition to his trial practice, Jim is a past Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association, past Governor of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, a member of the Hawaii Chief Justice’s...
After leaving the corporate world,...
While in Aspen, he was private counsel to the city and the county governments,represented a major local bank, and worked toward development of commercial and residential projects, with related land use processes.
He litigated complex land use and real estate zoning, entitlements and permitting cases, tried commercial disputes, and defended the accused in Colorado's state and federal courts.
Barry came to Honolulu in 1987, joining the litigation section...
With a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of my clients, I concentrate my law practice in: Dispute Resolution and Litigation /and/ Business and Transactional Law.
- Dispute Resolution and Litigation: As a tenacious advocate for my clients, I have successfully litigated in the Federal U.S. District Court, Hawaii’s Circuit and District Courts, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals. My experience in alternative dispute resolution includes mediation and arbitration, both as counsel for clients and as the mediator/arbitrator.
- Business and Transactional Law: My transactional practice includes the full...
737 Bishop Street, Suite 2400
Honolulu, HI 96813
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Honolulu, HI 96813
London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England, U.K. and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
With over 25 years of experience, our Honolulu office can be a safe haven to those seeking legal help with difficult issues. Focusing primarily on family law, our practice is devoted to helping clients come to mutual agreements tailored to resolve their case. However, when negotiations and agreements fail to produce results, we stand prepared to vigorously represent your...
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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